Monday, January 9, 2012

Malabar Kozhi Nirachathu/Malabar style stuffed chicken for 4 years of blogging !!


Yay..I m so happy to reach yet another mile stone.I has been a slow coach ever since I started my blog,Well ,if you check the number of posts on my blog, its only in 120's ,but I m happy that I managed to keep this alive for 4 years !!I m sure this wouldnt have been possible without your support and comments.Even now the first thing that I do in the morning if I have posted something the previous day is check my blog for comments !! Each single comment brings a smile on my face :)
To share my happiness I am posting a malabar special recipe for you.I first came across this recipe in Malabar spice and then I got inspired from Shabs of Shabs cuisine ,she even gave me a tip to do some pre-planning as it is a bit laborious process.Thanks to Shabs for that ,as I did cleaning and basic marination overnight it was easy for me the next day.I prepared this for a dinner party and we all loved each single bit of it.

Whole chicken -1 small( I used a chciken which rougly weighed a kilo)
Redchilly powder - 1 tbs
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

For stuffing
Boiled eggs - 2 no
Onion - 2 small
Tomato -1/2 of a tomato
Fennel seeds - 1/4 tsp
Redchilly powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Chicken masala - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Poppy seeds - 1/4 tsp
Raisins - 1 tbs
Cashewnut chopped - 1 tbs
Miced ginger - 1 tsp
Curry leaves
Coriander leaves

For gravy
Onion -3
Tomato 1 1/2
Ginger garlic paste - 2tsp
Green chillies - 3 nos
Redchilly powder -1 tbs
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tbs
Chicken masala - 1 tsp
Fennel powder - 1tsp
coriander leaves
oil for frying - 1/3 cup
cooking twine

Clean the whole chicken and make some gashes on it.
Marinate the chicken with spice powders overnight or for couple of hours.


For stuffing
In a saucepan add some oil and sputter fennel seeds.
Add chopped onions and saute till becomes soft.
Add minced ginger,cury leaves and saute for 1-2 minutes.
Add chopped tomoto and spice powders and cook till tomotoes are mashed.
Add poppyseeds,cashewnuts , raisins,boiled eggs and saute for 1 minute.
Add chopped coriander leaves and turn off the flame.


Stuff the chicken wiith masala and tie the hands and legs of chicken with a cooking twine.


In a big wok add oil and shallow fry the chicken till all sides becomes brown.

For gravy
In a saucepan add the same oil used for deep frying and saute the onions till brown in colour.
Add ginger garlic paste,green chillies,curry leaves and saute for 1-2 minute.
Add tomotoes and all spice powders and saute till its mashed up and becomes a paste.
Add coriander leaves too.

Preheat the oven to 180 degree centigrade and cook the marinated chicken covered(with a foil) for 30 minutes flipping the sides halfway.
Coat the fried chicken with the gravy evenly and cook it uncovered for another 25 - 30 minutes turning the sides in between.
Run a knife through the chicken and if juice comes out clear chicken is cooked.

Sending this to Kerala kitchen hosted by Kaveri of Palakkad Chamayal


Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi Vineetha

Stuffed Chicken looks simply awesome. Excellent recipe. Have bookmarked it.

Hamaree Rasoi

Reva said...

Yummy yummy chicken..:)) Loved it.. Very festive dish..

Treat and Trick said...

Congratulations on your 4th blog anniversary! It worth your effort, this chicken looks so delectable!

PrathibhaSreejith said...

Oh mine, I wanted to make this from so long dear :) u have done a fab job, stuffed chicken looks great..
Happy Blog anniversary, wishing you much more success..

Christy Gerald said...

Awesome recipe and Tempting stuffed Chicken.Congrats for the 4th year Blogging!.Wish U many more to come.

Julie said...

Very tempting n fabulous recipe,bookmarked!!
Great effort too..

Erivum Puliyum

Suja Manoj said...

Adipoli aayitundu,love this..perfect and tempting..enikkum orannam draftil undu..but this is super tempting

Suja Manoj said...

Congrats dear on your 4th blog anniversary..keep going!

Roshni said...

Happy Anniversary dear... Chicken looks fab...

divya said...

Delicious and inviting recipe. Looks simply yummy.Congrats and happy anniversary...

Torviewtoronto said...

looks flavourful deliciously done

Ganga Sreekanth said...

Mmmm..That looks delicious...

Priya Suresh said...

Salivating here, wat a super delicious stuffed chicken..COngrats on ur 4th year of blogging..

Faseela said...

done it perfectly........i too wanted to try this....will try it soon..... Awesome dear....

Ramya said...

congrats..4 yrs is such a great achievement.this chicken is really tempting

Sobha Shyam said...

Congrats on 4th blog anniversary dear...looks like u have done lots of planning and preparation for this recipe, have come out really well..good one dear :)

Amina Creations said...

wow... chicken looks awesome... bookmarked..

Sobha Shyam said...

hey dear..please grab an award from my space :)

My Kitchen Antics said...

congrats on the achievement :)
the step by step pics are great..clear and precise..keep it up :)

Sushma Mallya said...

Vineetha this looks absolutely mouthwatering!

Deepa. R. Krishnan said...

Congrts for your perseverance..
And Stuffed chicken looks amazing..Great color,..!

Sumi said...

loved this post. Iam also a slow blogger like you. after so many years if you see the no of posts its very little.But I love what I do and dont want to make it a race :)

your chicken looks fantastic. want to try this sometimes. Will send u the feedback...cheers:)

chopping block said...

wonderful... m from malabar and this is the rea taste from malabar.actually in my list to try.I too have a food blog, jus started.
keep going and hope to get support from u as well.